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Omara Portuondo et Diego El Cigala en tournée

Rien ne l’arrête… Du haut de ses 85 printemps, Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club) enchaîne les projets et les collaborations. Après la tournée “ 481 more words

Du Son & Du Live

"Song of Lahore": Forgotten Pakistani musicians find a new groove with Brubeck

The musician’s violin is broken, and will likely stay that way. He lives in Lahore, once the cultural center of Pakistan, and decades ago was a vibrant place where a classical musician could make a living performing concerts and recording movie soundtracks. 377 more words

Movie Review

Son (Habana 50)

No, not as in a male child.

Son as in the style of music that originated in Cuba of which Salsa is a derivative.

Cigars and rum may be obvious Cuban exports, but when the Soviet Union collapsed the country lost a vital source of overseas income.   129 more words


First Listen Review: Paul Kelly - "Seven Sonnets & A Song"

The Good: The artist here has really gone through quite an effort to make an interesting and spectacular album. Upon hearing that the musician was going to compose songs using Shakespeare’s sonnets, I was immediately skeptical. 377 more words


Cuba and Miami in January 2016

Revolution Square

Revolution Square

Andrew, our tour director.

Salsa dance lessons were fun!

Buena Vista Social Club: the star was 80-year-old Tete Catura.

*PHOTO CREDITS: Some of these photos are courtesy of Richard Brzeczek of Palm Beach, FL who has a fancy camera and graciously shared his photos with me. 1,435 more words

South America

Cooder, Skaggs and White a blissful meeting of pure song

Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White and Ry Cooder

Centrepointe Theatre

Reviewed Wednesday night

There was a time when this music was performed by families in kitchens and front porches across North America. 476 more words


The Monday travel song: Siempre en mi corazón by Omara Portuondo

I propose to start every new week with a song that takes us somewhere in the world.

Today I’m taking you to Cuba where I did a road trip last year in August. 270 more words